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Offline bhodge10

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Take spare key on solo trip?
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:55:30 pm »
I will be heading out west from Cincinnati, OH to Colorado on a 7-10 day trip. I have an 08 Connie which means i have Kipass. Question is, while i dont plan on losing my key, should I take my spare Fob and if so, where do i store it? Somewhere on me or somewhere on the bike? Problem with on the bike is even if i leave the bike, the key will be in range to enable the bike to start. Looking for any ideas. Thanks.

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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 06:09:21 pm »
Take the battery out or wrap it in foil.
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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 06:32:43 pm »
Take the battery out or wrap it in foil.


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Offline bhodge10

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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 06:59:23 pm »
Can it really be that simple of a solution?!? Thanks!

Offline Racer Boy

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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 09:32:20 pm »
I leave one fob zipped up in a sleeve pocket in my jacket, and one zipped up in a hip pocket in my pants. It's ATGATT with me, so that means the key will always be with me.

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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014, 05:01:32 am »
I keep the slim passive FOB hidden on the bike. need an allen wrench to get to it. With an active FOB I would put thin plastic between one of the contacts of the battery. Allows you to keep the battery in the FOB.

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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 06:44:04 am »
I keep the slim passive FOB hidden on the bike. need an allen wrench to get to it. With an active FOB I would put thin plastic between one of the contacts of the battery. Allows you to keep the battery in the FOB.

I'll bet that I know where it is...     ;)
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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 07:45:00 am »
Faced the same on a recent trip, no where to keep the FOB secured on my 09 that does not require a key, put a new battery in the FOB I use all the time and put it in my jacket pocket, I wear the jacket when ever I am on the bike

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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 02:16:02 pm »
I'll bet that I know where it is...     ;)

Yeah you probably do. But I'm confident a fellow zggtr member will not see my bike somewhere, recognize it, guess where the FOB is hidden an steal the bike.

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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2014, 06:59:08 pm »
I keep the fob in my pants pocket and put a passive fob in my jacket. Hopefully can't lose both at the same time. Do this even if going for a short ride.

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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2014, 01:46:10 pm »
I keep the passive key fob on my key ring of keys that stay secure in my pocket at all times.  I also have a photocopy of all important paperwork and a hundred dollar bill just in case the wallet turns up missing.
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Re: Take spare key on solo trip?
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 07:39:16 am »
Yeah you probably do. But I'm confident a fellow zggtr member will not see my bike somewhere, recognize it, guess where the FOB is hidden an steal the bike.

I would say that your confidence is well placed.    :)
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